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Fort Smith Metis Scrip Claims

Fort Smith Metis Scrip Claims

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Metis from Fort Smith who applied for scrip. Fort Smith was a Metis community established by Metis patriarch Joseph King Beaulieu.

Metis from Fort Smith who applied for scrip. Fort Smith was a Metis community established by Metis patriarch Joseph King Beaulieu.

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Fort Smith Metis Scrip Claims
Fort Smith was established in 1874 by Joseph King Beaulieu I.
 
After the death of hisfather “Old Man” Beaulieu, who established the Salt River post, Joseph King Beaulieu built a new post south-east of Salt River along the Slave River. Bishop Clut makes noteof this in a letter he wrote in September of 1874: “Joseph (King) Beaulieu son of OldMan Beaulieu has built a trading post at the foot of the last rapid.” The Fort ResolutionPost journal states: “In connection with the introduction of steam boat to transportsupplies and fur, Fort Smith was built (and replaced the post at Salt River) in 1874 on theleft bank of the Slave River at the foot of the rapids.” In a letter written to the DistrictManager of the Hudson’s Bay Company from fort Smith on March 25, 1876 Joseph(King) Beaulieu notes his progress: Almost all the people have paid with their fur their debts from last fall. I have in my ice house 1,500 lbs of fresh meat and in the warehouse Ihave 1,000 lbs more of fresh meat, 500 lbs of dried meat and 400 lbs of pounded meat. Ihave squared all of the logs needed for 4 houses; a store 24’x18’; a house for the hiredmen 32’x18’; a kitchen 17’x23’; a house for the priest 20’x18’. Although I am not certainto sign a new contract with the H.B.C., I will stay to build my Fort and I do hope that itwill have a better appearance than Mr. Moberley’s Fort.” Subsequent to this construction,the Catholic mission from Salt River moved to Fort Smith. Fort Smith was a stopping place on the transportation system of the north when it was customary to portage aroundthe great fifteen-mile long rapids on the Slave River. Settlements grew up on both ends of this portage – Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta on the southern end and Fort Smith on thedownstream side of the Noyé rapids. Right up until World War II, most residents of thisMetis community were employed in river transportation. (Contributed by JeanetteMandeville, the great granddaughter of Joseph King Beaulieu.)Beaulieu, Catherine; address: Fort Resolution, Great Slave Lake; claim no. 22; born:1870 at Fort Smith; father: Petitjean (Chippewyan Indian); mother: Eliza Twan-nee-yah(Chippewyan Indian); married: 1885 at Fort Resolution to Jean Marie Beaulieu; childrenliving: 7; children deceased: 2Beaulieu, François; address: Fort Resolution via Edmonton; claim no. 12; born: 1869 atFort Smith; father: Pierre Beaulieu (Métis); mother: Delphine Cadien (ChipewyanIndian); scrip notes nos. A12746 and 4377 for $160.00 and $80.00 respectivelyBerens, Ellen - Concerning her Métis claim - Residence, Fort Smith - Born, Fort Simpson- Father, John Berens - Mother, Monique Lafferty - Married 1924 to John R. Berens -Claim no. 74Berens, Fredrick - Concerning his Métis claim - Address, Fort Smith - Born, AthabaskaLanding - Father, John Berens - Mother, Monique Lafferty - Claim no. 73Berens, John - Concerning his family Métis claim - Address, Fort Smith - Born, 1871 atFort Simpson - Occupation, pilot for North West Territories Co. - Father, Berens,1
 
Samuel, (Métis) - Mother, Mary, (Indian) - Married, in 1896 at Fort Rae to MoniqueLafferty - Children, eight living, deceased four - Mary Louise, 1899, Ellen, 1901, Alice,1904, Alfred, 1906, William, 1908, Dora, 1911, Frederick, 1899, Saragine, 1915 - Claimno. 29Berens, John Richard - Concerning my Métis claim - Address, Fort Smith, North WestTerritories - Occupation, steam boat man - Born, March 13, 1894, Simpson, North WestTerritories - Father, MacPherson, George, (Métis) - Mother, Berens, Sarah, (Métis) -Married, May 12, 1924 to Ellen Berens of Fort Smith - Children, none - Claim no. 37Brown, William; address: Fort Smith via Edmonton, Alberta; claim no. 64; born: 1876 atFort Simpson; father: Magnus Brown (Scotsman); mother: Bella (Indian); married:January, 1900 at Fort Smith to Margaret Bouchier; scrip notes nos. A 12845 and A 4476for $160.00 and 80.00 respectivelyCamsell, Frank Ernest - Concerning his family Métis claim - Residence, Fort Rae - Born,1878 at Fort Simpson - Occupation, trader - Father, Camsell, Julien S., (White man) -Mother, Sara Foulds, (Métis) - Married, 1909 to Marie Madeleine Bushier at Fort Smith -Children, four living, two dead - Claim no. 31Cayen, Jerome; address: Smith's Landing via Edmonton; claim nos. 101 and 102; born:1869 at Fort Chipewyan; father: Joseph Cayen (Métis); mother: Bonne Eh-ketch-on(Indian); married: 1897 at Fort Smith to Catherine Germain; children living: 1; childrendeceased: 1Cayen, Jerome; address: Smith's Landing via Edmonton; claim nos. 101 and 102; born:1869 at Fort Chipewyan; father: Joseph Cayen (Métis); mother: Bonne Eh-ketch-on(Indian); married: 1897 at Fort Smith to Catherine Germain; children living: 1; childrendeceased: 1Cayen, Joseph; address: Fort Smith, Athabasca; claim no. 475; born: 1843 at FortChipewyan; father: Cayen (Métis); mother: Suzanne Ennethechap (Indian); married:1871 at Chipewyan to Catherine Etlacolet; children living: 6; children deceased: 1;Joseph Cayen, scrip cert. no. 1039 A; Ezechiel Cayen, scrip cert. no. 1040 A; EleonoreCayen, scrip cert. no. 1041 AFlett, Scholastique; address: Fort Smith; claim no. 488; born: 1868 in Athabasca District;father: François Boileau (Métis); mother: Catherine Janvier (Métis), widow of JamesFlett; children living: Marie Louise Flett; Scholastique Flett, scrip cert. no. 1201A; MarieLouise Flett, scrip cert. no. 1202AHeron, William Henry - Concerning his Métis grant - Address, Fort Smith, NWT - Born,Wrigley, October 27, 1890 - Occupation, steamboat pilot - Father, Frank Huron, (Whiteman) - Mother, Harriet Brown, (Métis) - Claim no. 392
 
Lafferty, Alex Joseph - Concerning his Métis claim - Address, Fort Smith - Born, FortRae - Occupation, steamboat hand - Father, Louis Lafferty, (Métis) - Mother, Gay, (Métisor Indian) - Claim no. 38McKay, Isabel; address: Smith's Landing, Athabasca District; born: 1878 in McKenzieRiver District; Parents: Both Métiss; husband: Isidore Tourangeau; scrip cert. no. 1204A;claim no. 490.McPherson, Christine - Concerning her Métis claim - Address, Fort Smith - Born, FortMcPherson in 1882 - Father, Baptiste Boucher, (Métis) - Mother, Sophi Houle, (Métis) -Married, in 1899 at Fort Smith to David McPherson - Children, two living, ten dead -Lisa, 1903, James Richard, 1905 - Claim no. 27MacPherson, Sarah - Concerning her Métis claim - Address, Fort Smith - Born, FortSimpson in 1870 - Father, Samuel Berens, (Métis) - Mother, Julia, (Indian) - Married, in1900 at Fort Simpson to George MacPherson - Children, two living, eight dead - Claimno. 36Mercredi, Alexandre; address: Smith's Landing; born: 1869 at Isle a la Crosse; father:Abraham Mercredi (Métis); mother: Charlotte Peapierous (Cree Indian); married: 1895 atVermillion to Rose Marie Beaulieu; scrip notes nos. A4559 & A5570 for $60.00 and$80.00 respectively; claim no. 244.Mercredi, Christine; address: Fort Smith, via Edmonton; born: 1869 at Fort Simpson;father: Baptiste Lepine (Métis); mother: Angel Houle (Métis); married: 1888 at FortChipewyan to Joseph Mercredi; children living: Albert, Louis, Rose, Patrice and Victoire;scrip notes nos. A12933 and A4564 for $160.00 and $80.00 respectively; claim no. 252.Mercredi, Elizabeth; address: Smith Landing, Athabasca District; born: 1881 inAthabasca District; father: Alphonse Beaulieu (Métis); mother: Delphine Tourangeau(Métis); husband: Narcisse Mercredi; scrip cert. no. 1206A; claim no. 492.Mercredi, Joseph; address: Fort Smith via Edmonton; born: 1860 at Wabiscaw; father:Joseph Mercredi (Métis); mother: Marie Lafferty (Métis); married: 1888 at Wabiscaw toChristine Lepine; children living: Victoire, Louis, Rose, Patrice & Albert; JosephMercredi, scrip notes nos. A12871 and A4502 for $160.00 and $80.00; VictoireMercredi, scrip notes nos. A12872 and A4503 for $160.00 an d $80.00; Albert Mercredi,scrip notes nos. A12873 and A4505 for $160.00 and $80.00; Louis Mercredi, scrip notesnos. A12874 and A4505 for $160.00 and $80.00; Rose Mercredi, scrip notes nos. A12875and A4506 for $160.00 and $80.00; Patrice Mercredi, scrip notes nos. A12876 andA4507 for $160.00 and $80.00; claim no. 246 to 251Mercredi, scrip notes nos. A12876and A4507 for $160.00 and $80.00; claim no. 246 to 251.Mercredi, Marie; address: Fort Chipewyan; born: 29 September, 1867 at Fort Smith;father: Alexis Victor, Philippe George, Leon Joseph and Antoine Stanislas; childrendeceased: Marie Celestine; crip cert.: no. 976A; claim no. 455 Beaulieu (Métis); mother:3

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